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All aboard the Talking Rock brewery train car

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Renovation is underway on these rail cars to allow Talking Rock Brewery to open later this year in the small town. Above, brewers Oliver Gill, Tony and Mary Ella Hawf.


Mayor says brewery could be “game changer”


In a unique deal involving one of the old train cars along Talking Rock’s Main Street, the small town has formed a public/private partnership with a forthcoming microbrewery.

If everything goes as planned, Talking Rock Brewery could be serving craft beers out of a renovated train car by late summer.

With the deal, the brewers, who have already invested in substantial brewing equipment and are fine-tuning their recipes, will be responsible for the rail car’s interior, while the city will be responsible for the exterior, relocating it to a more... 

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